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Shane Hales - NZ Rock and Roll Icon - Auckland - Nationwide


Type: Covers Band


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Shane
Rockin’ since the 60’s!! Iconic rock act Shane is available for your event!
Famous for songs like Saint Paul, Heya and Lady Samantha, Shane has released over a dozen albums.

available Solo, as a duo with guitarist or with The Saints or other top musicians, you are guaranteed a great night.

If you are looking for a top act for your club, bar, festival, party or almost any other event, please get in touch with us to check Shane's availability and fee. Shane usually performs with the band Shane and the Shazam Band

Ideal for: corporate function, private party, wedding, festival

1965 - 1967: The Pleazers
Shane's professional singing career started with fronting top Australian band "The Pleazers", with a reputation as 'wild and uninhibited'.
They drew huge crowds to their live appearances and toured Australia and New Zealand several times during this period.
1968 - 1969: The C'mon Show
Shane then formed the 'Shane' band in 1968. Several months later Shane then starred on New Zealand's favourite top rated TV shows C'mon 68 & C'mon 69.
This culminated in continuous tours of New Zealand, for months on end and made Shane a household name.
1969: Golden Disc
Winner of the Gold Disc & Top New Zealand Soloist awards
In 1969 Shane received the "Gold Disc Award" and "Top Soloist" in New Zealand. This lead to appearances on top Australian TV show "Bandstand".
In 1969 Shane received the "Gold Disc Award" and "Top Soloist" in New Zealand. This lead to appearances on top Australian TV show "Bandstand".

29th August 1969 - Saint Paul entered the New Zealand pop charts winning the 1969 Golden Disc Award

As a tribute to 'Beatle, Paul McCartney', the song went on to become number one for 6 weeks making it one of the biggest local hits of the sixties.

Shane has had international recording successes with songs, St Paul and Lady Samantha takes Shane on a tour of Germany and Holland with top acts "Shocking blue" and Andy Kim. Another tour offer coincides at this time in the Midwest states of U.S.A. where Shane is voted "Best Newcomer" in Billboards magazine and another single Heya sells well.
1970 - 1982: Cabaret & Cruise Ships to Heavy Metal & Punk
During this time, Shane performed on cruise ships throughout the Pacific and Panama.
Traveling throughout the U.K. and alternating between New Zealand and the U.K. Shane performed numerous cabaret shows appearing at top clubs.
In 1977 Shane formed two bands, "Midnight Wolf" and "Killa Hz" in the U.K. - this was era of "Punk Rock" music.
Based in London he was the lead vocalist and songwriter in these 'Heavy Metal and Punk Rock' bands, appearing at the famous top London venues the 'Speakeasy', ' Dingwalls' & 'Camden Towns Music Machine' where he suffered a fractured pelvis by accidentally falling head first from the 18 foot high stage.
1982 - 1994: Jesus Christ Superstar
Based Back in New Zealand where he performed in the lead role of Jesus Christ Superstar with rave reviews around the country.
Entertainment Co-ordinator "Royal Easter Show"
Shane worked as Entertainment co-ordinator for the Royal Easter Show in Auckland for seven years putting together shows featuring international acts and kiwi acts.
1993 - 1998: "Kool 93 FM" Breakfast Host
Shane was part of the breakfast crew and a host / DJ on "Kool 93 FM", prior to it becoming "Solid Gold FM".
1999 - onwards and upwards: Singer/Songwriter and performer
Shane is currently producing his new CD at Stebbing Recording Studios in Auckland New Zealand, where he first recorded with the Australian band 'The Pleazers' in 1965.
The release of this CD coincides with Shane's celebration of 40 exciting years in the entertainment scene.
Currently he is touring with the very popular and successful '60's Rockz Show', with talented fellow performer Celine Toner and his sensational rock band 'The Shazam band'

In 2011 Shane was awarded the prestigious "Benny Award" by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand

Sample repertoire:
The Town of Tuxley Toymaker
I’ll Take You With Me
Leaving on A Jet Plane
Something to Shout About
Cuddly Toy
Go Ask Your Man
Saint Paul
Too Late For Tears
Lady Samantha
The Loner
Guess I’ll Have to Let You Go
Isn’t it Lonely Together
Natural Man
Meet on the Ledge
For the First Time
Maybe
Sister John
Heya (Zonk!)
Along Life’s Road (Zonk!)
Get it Together
Tired of Running
No Regrets
Song Inside Me
John Hope
I Didn’t Get to Loving You
Sixteen Seasons

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